Listen to this article Zelenskiy Refutes Accusations Of Ukraine Using Drones To Target Putin And The Kremlin
Ukrainian President, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, has dismissed Russia’s claims that Ukraine was behind a drone attack on Vladimir Putin’s Kremlin residence. The Kremlin has accused Ukraine of orchestrating the attack, but Zelenskiy denied the allegations during a news conference in Helsinki, Finland.
During the news conference, Zelenskiy reiterated that his government does not attack Moscow or Putin, and that it fights on its own territory. He also suggested that the Kremlin’s accusations were an attempt to divert attention away from Russia’s losses in the war. He stated that his country does not have the resources or the desire to engage in such an attack.
The Alleged Attack
According to the presidential press service, the drones involved in the alleged attack were disabled and crashed in the Kremlin without causing any injuries or damage. While the attack could not be immediately verified, if confirmed, it would be a significant escalation and signal a threat of war. Since February of last year, when Putin ordered the invasion of Ukraine, Russian missiles and drones have repeatedly targeted Kyiv and other cities, resulting in the deaths of thousands of civilians.
Officials in the United States and the European Union expressed skepticism about Russia’s claims. U.S. Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, refused to validate the allegations, while the EU’s foreign policy arm demanded further information before commenting. Meanwhile, Russian politicians responded angrily, with some calling for a “real war” in retaliation.
Upcoming Military Parade
Despite the incident, Putin is still scheduled to participate in the Red Square military parade on May 9. With security concerns rising ahead of the holiday and a planned Ukrainian offensive, several Russian cities have canceled parades and public events, citing security concerns.
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